Contracts Advisor Job Description

Contracts Advisor Job Description

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Contracts advisor provides expert knowledge of contracting concepts, commercial and legal terms, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations, and applicable international contract law.

Contracts Advisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Drives current contract processes and provides improvement initiative direction including scrutiny and evaluation of best practices and lessons learned to determine which are appropriate and/or require adjustment to best serve client
Identifies issues/process improvements for workgroup to improve customer experience through improved response processes
Acquire a good working knowledge and understanding of Salesforce, ePay and iBuy tools and processes as required to deliver the contract to pay process, including but not limited to generation of iBuy Supplier e-forms (for vendor set-up and maintenance), running and evaluation of reports from ePay, Salesforce for metric creation and problem resolution, etc
Assists in developing quality and cost-effective FMS cases and contractual strategy to include elements & estimates for negotiation objectives for the purchase of RSLFAC assets & services, budgets, financial issues and advises the Commander, Program Management Office (PMO), and RSLFAC chain of command
Assists the RSLFAC Commander, Program Management Office, and Logistics staff in providing FMS and Direct Contract related correspondence and contracts language for the administrative and technical provisions of the Letters of Requests (LORs), Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) and related contracts Statements of Work (SOWs) and associated attachments
Monitors and assesses the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Contracts program and related contracts, and recommends modifications and amendments for changes, revisions, and waivers to enhance the position of the RSLFAC
Evaluates justification of all FMS LOAs, related contracts, and pricing data to determine applicability and validity
Reviews and analyzes the contractual approach of FMS Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs), including Amendments, Modifications, and Notices
Performs analysis of the expenditure of funds committed to FMS LOAs through any means available to include when received, the MODA 1 report, U.S. Government presented data, and the DD Form 645, FMS Billing Statements
Provides accurate inputs and advice to assist the RSLFAC participation in FMS Program Management Reviews (PMRs) and In-Process Reviews (IPRs)

Contracts Advisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Contracts Advisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CISA, CISSP, PMP, CPCM, CPSM

Education for Contracts Advisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the contracts advisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Law, Business, Education, Engineering, Business/Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Graduate, Management, MBA

Skills for Contracts Advisor

Desired skills for contracts advisor include:

Processes
Relevant contractual procedures and practices
Contract law
Contract law and experience negotiating a broad range of agreements
Oil and gas industry/operations
Applicable contracting policies and a solid communicator both in writing and orally
Bidding and contract preparation
Contracting terminology and Terms and Conditions for various Chevron contracting requests
Data analysis tools and industry data sources
Federal Acquisition Regulation

Desired experience for contracts advisor includes:

Undergraduate degree in Law and 6-8 years relevant experience or Graduate degree in Law and 4-6 years relevant experience
Master's degree and/or relevant professional certification (IACCM, PMP, CPSM)
Reviews, recommends changes, and forwards LOAS, amendments, and notices up to the chain of command/Saudi Ministry of Defense and Aviation (MODA) Foreign Procurement for review, approval, and signature
During normal duty hours (unless overtime is approved in writing), conducts and/or develops individual and group FMS/contract/pricing training to include on-the-job training (OJT), short classroom courses, and applicable training as may be requested by the RSLFAC
Uses appropriate files related to FMS and contracts to ensure current FMS LOAs are accounted for and maintained, and to facilitate the RSLFAC's forecasting for follow-on cases, and advises RSLFAC chain of command on related issues
Minimum of fifteen (15) years of U

Contracts Advisor Examples

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Contracts Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of contracts advisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for contracts advisor
  • Working in partnership with colleagues in other regions to provide globally consistent commercial terms, negotiation processes and escalation procedures
  • Coordinates with other relevant departments to ensure that the contract appropriately addresses tax, customs, expediting, inspection, insurance requirements, indemnification, liabilities, defects, liability period, start-up / handover
  • Support the law department with the organization of training sessions in different legal fields such as general terms and conditions, contract negotiation, export law issues, compliance, anti-corruption
  • Prepares contract terms and conditions on contracts for in-country and international arena using approved contract models
  • Articulates transactability trade-offs regarding the various compensation methods and channels for contracts
  • Leads teams in medium risk/value sourcing process
  • Prepares bid requests for new operations
  • Acts as business unit SME on process interpretation and education
  • Reviewing and contributing to the development of (1) scopes of work and conditions of contract for key site contracts and (2) project contracting strategies and plans
  • Supervising, administering and reporting on the contractual aspects of major contracts, including managing the EPCM and liaising with Chief Counsel as relevant
Qualifications for contracts advisor
  • Commercial contracts manager with extensive relevant experience in an in-house corporate legal or contracts management department
  • In-depth knowledge of revenue recognition principles, common contractual issues, & indirect channel relationships
  • Ability to project manage cross-regionally and with the US to support department initiatives
  • Brazilian Lawyer
  • Commercial contracts experience with a minimum of Bachelor's degree and 6-8 years of relevant experience in an in-house corporate legal or contracts management department
  • Bachelor of Laws strongly preferred
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Contracts Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a contracts advisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for contracts advisor
  • Supervising the EPCM’s management of the tendering, evaluation and award of all project contracts
  • Anticipating project risks and incorporating appropriate contractual allocation of those risks
  • Ensuring appropriate use is made of the services provided by other RT business units
  • Project Management / Commercial
  • Investigate, analyse and report on technical solutions proposed by Suppliers taking account of technical options, good practice and value for money
  • Senior Contracts Advisor position within the Well Management Department
  • Functional knowledge and experience resource primarily to the Well Management Department and to the Field Development Group
  • Coordinate and advise Senior Drilling and Completions Management, Section Heads and Engineers regarding project contract strategies, contract tendering, contract award, post award contract administration and contract negotiations
  • Responsible for coordinating procurement and commercial activities in accordance with client policies and procedures and to both control the process of flow of purchased materials from source until shipment and delivery ensuring related services are available as required at competitive prices for the environment
  • Establishes close liaison with Supply Department and other Departments within the Company and those of Suppliers/Contractors
Qualifications for contracts advisor
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the law and legal concepts relating to engineering and construction deep understanding of commercial practices as they relate to contracts and procurement with international vendors and clients
  • Fluent spoken and written French and English language skills
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly convey concepts and objectives orally
  • Experience in contract drafting, leading terms & conditions negotiations, execution, administration and record retention
  • Understanding and experience with contracting requirements including pertinent policies and procedures in Supplier Qualification, Contract Compensation and Enablement
  • Post Award Contract Management including receipt of contract obligations, written notices, amendments, contract extensions or renewals
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Contracts Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of contracts advisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for contracts advisor
  • Department representative with regard to Drilling and Completions contracts challenges and opportunities within the Field Development Group, Well Management Department
  • Advises and/or formally leads multifunctional teams within Well Management and more broadly within Field Development where contracts expertise is required
  • Provides contractual and commercial expertise, support and guidance in the development and negotiation of contracts, including risk assessment and alternate positions to support the offer
  • Advises, or approves amendments to contract and/or commercial terms or contract extensions
  • Provides after sale support to facilitate effective execution of signed contract/agreement
  • Includes all necessary data for the customer to fully evaluate the offer
  • Participates on negotiating teams to complete low complexity contracts
  • Handles after sales support and coordination to ensure effective execution of low complexity contracts
  • Able to support and participate on regional projects that will impact contracting process
  • Serves as the lead negotiator, drafter, or manager for low complexity contracts
Qualifications for contracts advisor
  • Category Management experience is an additional plus
  • Business Acumen - Understanding of business drivers and ability to develop work and execution plans to meet objectives
  • Experience in Lean Sigma Projects as a Team member, facilitator or champion is an additional plus
  • Offshore contracting experience is an additional plus
  • Good at negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to build team consensus and ability to work effectively and collaboratively in multi-discipline
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Contracts Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a contracts advisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for contracts advisor
  • Interfaces with the Customer at the low management levels
  • Execute prompt and timely delivery of R&D contracts, eg Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDA’s) and Professional Service Agreements (PSA’s) relating to engagements with External Experts, meeting pre-defined service-level agreements at defined stages of the contract to pay process
  • Prepare and submit payment request for processing by Finance and follow up with the External Expert to confirm receipt
  • Maintain and ensure data integrity in Salesforce, ePay, DocuSign systems and other relevant systems, ensuring accuracy and completeness, and timeliness of updates
  • Reviewing, drafting, revising and negotiating a wide range of client agreements, Statements of Work, Schedules, and ordering documents
  • Develops negotiation plans, and conducts quantitative comparisons of costs/pricing
  • Drafting and negotiating intermediary agreements and any ancillary documentation to progress new and incremental client business
  • Collaborating closely with various internal stakeholders to resolve outstanding issues
  • Summarizing outstanding points and risk/control points for senior management to facilitate informed decision-making
  • Providing transparency and insight over various provisions in intermediary agreements
Qualifications for contracts advisor
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a high volume of workload
  • Able to work US hours 4 pm to 1 am with flexibility to work from home
  • Undergraduate degree in Law/Business and 6-8 years relevant experience OR Graduate degree in Law/Business and 4-6 years relevant experience
  • Positive and proactive attitude, approachable, with a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Scottish, UK and EU contract case law
  • Significant experience of contract development
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Contracts Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a contracts advisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for contracts advisor
  • Educating and updating internal teams and functional areas regarding contract issues and resolutions
  • Act as the primary point of contact for intermediary contract matters
  • Manages post-award activities including receipt of contract obligations, written notices, amendments, contract extensions or renewals
  • Develops Contracts and associated commercial documents to implement Contracting Plans
  • Communicates with Company business owners and provides guidance on contracting policy, process, procedures, guidelines, and best practices
  • Manages uses of P/SCM systems
  • Identify contract issues to be escalated and coordinate/facilitate the management of the resolution to these issues
  • Managing and directing cross-functional development teams to address issues and solve problems
  • Performing evaluations on issues that have a moderate impact on the department, other departments, and the Company
  • Providing guidance and direction on short and long-range issues
Qualifications for contracts advisor
  • SCM Knowledge - Experienced with supply chain practices and understanding of how contracting supports Category Management strategies and Invoice Processing/Accuracy
  • Resolution of issues arising from interpretation of contract wording
  • Claims for additional payment
  • Issues arising from procurement of works
  • Relevant professional Certification (eg
  • Work related experience in contract formulation, negotiation of material and/or service contracts is preferred

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